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Jersey City Launches City-Run Animal Control and Sheltering, Expanding Services & Adoption Opportunities

Jersey City pet services

Valentine’s Event Makes Love Connections for Residents & Stray or Abandoned Animals in Need

Mayor Steven M. Fulop joins the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and community members to celebrate the successful transition to full-service Animal Care and Control now run by the City of Jersey City to ensure humane treatment and enforcement for animals in need by establishing 24/7 operations, on-site dog licensing with adoptions, expanding operating hours for more public access, and working with the community to create a robust volunteer program.

Bergen Square Revitalization Project on Track for Groundbreaking

New Pedestrian Plaza & Park, Added Parking, Major Safety Improvements, Flood Mitigation & More

Latest Improvement Project in Rapidly Growing Journal Square Area to Highlight Jersey City’s Significant Role in our Nation’s History

Mayor Steven M. Fulop joins City Council members and the Department of Infrastructure alongside community members and organizations to announce the groundbreaking on the Bergen Square revitalization project in the rapidly growing area of Journal Square.  After years of working closely with local organizations and Jersey City residents, the community-led project will transform Bergen Square into new and innovative public spaces with renewed vibrancy in the heart of the City – all while highlighting the critical role this section of Jersey City played in the development of our country, dating back thousands of years.

Mayor Fulop Unveils Participatory Budgeting Pilot Program to Directly Involve Residents in Jersey City’s Spending Decisions

27TH Annual JCAST

Community-driven Ideas Converted into Concrete Proposals, Promoting Transparency and Accessibility

 Mayor Steven M. Fulop announces the launch of a participatory budget pilot program to directly involve residents in the City’s spending decisions.  The participatory budget creates a transparent process where residents decide which community projects and initiatives they want to see funded.  Each ward will vote on residents’ ideas and determine how the money to spend.

Jersey City Completes $2 million Renovation to Riverview-Fisk Park as part of Citywide Park Improvements

27TH Annual JCAST

Renovations Guided by Partnership with Parks Coalition and Local RNA Community Group 

JERSEY CITY – Mayor Steven M. Fulop and the Municipal Council join the Riverview Neighborhood Association (RNA) to announce the full reopening of Riverview-Fisk Park following $2.1 million in much-needed upgrades for the complete renovation of the neighborhood park. Working with the local community to best meet residents’ needs, the improvements include a modernized infrastructure, restoration of historic elements, tree canopy preservation and expansion, and additional recreation features for kids of all ages to enjoy the outdoors. 

have you ever considered giving the gift of life? Former Jersey City Resident IN NEED OF A KIDNEY

Meet Tony Lombardi, he is a Husband, Father, Son, Brother Friend.

Tony is in need of Kidney, he presently recieves regular dialysis treatments three times a week Monday, Tuesday, Friday 3-1/2 hours at a time, at DaVita Dialysis Center in middletown, New Jersey. The treatments helps his kidneys do their job & keeps him alive.

Tony needs a transplant, this will provide him with the ability to live longer, healthier and to live more of a normal life and will give him time to do what he loves & treasures the most spending time with his family and new granddaughter. However, finding a kidney is not easy. Just ask the thousands & thousands of people on the waiting list for a deceased kidney like Tony.

Time is not on Tony’s side, especially, if you are 70 years of age, you only have until 75 to get a deceased kidney. The average wait time is 7 to 8 years for a kidney from a deceased donor. Some wait for years, many die while waiting. However, there is another option receiving a kidney from a living donor. A living kidney donation will last longer and have better function. Some people are afraid about the surgery and what living with one kidney will mean for them. We have some basic information about kidney donation:

1. You only need one kidney to live a healthy long life.

2. Most donor surgery is done laparoscopically, meaning through tiny incisions.

3. The recuperation period is usually fairly quick, generally two weeks.

4. The cost of your evaluation and surgery will be covered by Tony’s insurance. The hospital can give you extensive information on this

.5. You will have a seperate team of healthcare professionals to evaluate you as a living donor. Their job is to help you understand the risks and benefits and look out for your best interests.You can learn more about living donation on the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) website: www.kidney.org/livingdonation or by contacting the NKF’a free confidential helpline at 855.NKF CARES (855.653.2273) or [email protected] you want to talk to someone who already donated a kidney, NKF can help you.

Thank you for taking the time to read Tony’s story. If donating a kidney to Tony is something you would consider, Tony’s wife Delores would be happy to tell you more about Tony’s story and explore the process of determining if you are a match. Tony is listed with St. Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, NJ the Coordinator is Bridget 973.322.2603.

Tony is type A.

Tony was raised in Jersey City’s Marion Section, and worked for the City of Jersey City for many years. He has many friends in the Hudson County area and if any of you reading this who know Tony or his wife Delores please share this post to others to help him recieve the Kidney he needs.

For more information or to reach his wife Delores please visit https://www.facebook.com/A-kidney-for-Tony-100257108586392

Mayor Fulop’s Proposed Budget with NO Tax Increases Passes City Council as Proactive Efforts Prove Effective

$70M Pandemic Budget Impact Proves no Match for Jersey City; Administration’s Aggressive Stance to Fund Critical Services and find Cost Savings helps City Overcome Unprecedented Financial Hardships  

Two weeks after Mayor Steven M. Fulop introduced the CY 2020 municipal budget – which once again includes no tax increases – the City Council passed the $658 million budget plan 6-2-1 at a special budget meeting Tuesday, citing the Mayor’s aggressive approach to help Jersey City overcome $70 million in expenses and revenue losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Jersey City Launches Virtual Court Proceedings to Protect and Enforce Residents’ Rights

9/11 Memorial Blood Drive

Latest Commitment to Continuing City Operations amid Pandemic while Adhering to Health & Safety Protocols

JERSEY CITY – Mayor Steven M. Fulop, Municipal Prosecutor Jake Hudnut, Municipal Court Chief Judge Carlo Abad, and Municipal Court Director Wendy Razzoli announce provisions in place to allow for virtual court proceedings beginning Monday, May 11, 2020.  For the health and safety of everyone involved, the transition to virtual court utilizing Zoom video conferencing will reduce foot traffic at the Jersey City Municipal Courthouse by allowing the public to appear remotely to have matters such as traffic, parking, DUI’s, code enforcement, and minor criminal offenses heard. 

Annual 9/11 Memorial Blood Drive Monday, September 11th, 2017

Gives Donors a Valuable Way to Commemorate the Solemn Day with a Worthy Cause


In an Effort to Spur Blood Donations after the Summer Lull, the Event Encourages Public Safety Employees, Community Residents and Local Workers to Donate and Help Save Lives  


Annual 9/11 Memorial Blood Drive Monday, September 11th, 2017 

The City of Jersey City is once again partnering with the American Red Cross and Suburban Propane to host the 3rd annual Jersey City Police and Fire 9/11 Memorial Blood Drive.  As part of the nationwide partnership with 911Day.org, an organization supporting the nation’s largest day of charitable engagement, everyone is invited and encouraged to partake in this special event.  The blood drive is a unique way to commemorate the solemn day while potentially saving a life.  Jersey City played a critical role in the response and recovery efforts on September 11th, 2001 as the first point of refuge for hundreds of people who evacuated the World Trade Center and lower Manhattan.  The blood drive event places an emphasis on community preparedness and we believe volunteer blood donors will help this endeavor through this partnership.  The blood drive will be operating from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., with a ceremony at 11 a.m.


 Monday, September 11, 2017 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Ceremony with Dignitaries at 11:00


Hyatt Regency Jersey City on the Hudson 

2 Exchange Place Jersey City, New Jersey 07302 


Jersey City Mayor Steven M. Fulop

Jersey City Public Safety Director James Shea

American Red Cross Representatives

Jersey City Police & Fire Department Members

Suburban Propane CEO Michael Stivala

Blood & Platelet Donors



Fitch Upgrades Jersey City’s Credit Rating with Three Step Boost

 Fourth Consecutive Credit Upgrade Since Mayor Fulop Took Office

    Fitch upgrades Jersey City Credit Rating                                                                   

Fitch report cites Jersey City’s “improved financial profile” under the Fulop administration, a growing tax base and rebuilding of reserves to strong levels

The Fitch Group announced today a major, three-level increase of Jersey City’s credit rating for General Obligation (GO) debt from A- to AA-, marking the fourth consecutive credit rating increase under the Fulop administration.

The upgrade follows the announcement two weeks ago with the budget introduction that municipal taxes would remain stable with no tax increase for a fourth consecutive year. Continue reading Fitch Upgrades Jersey City’s Credit Rating with Three Step Boost

Jersey City to Hold Induction Ceremony for 31 High School Students Participating in Jersey City Youth Counsel Justice Program 


Goal of the Program is to Reduce Juvenile Delinquency through Peer Involvement

  Jersey City Youth Councel Justice Program Mayor Steven M. Fulop, members of the City Council, and members of the Jersey City justice community will join together with 31 high school students who are the first class of Jersey City Youth Counsel participants at their induction ceremony at City Hall. 

The Jersey City Youth Counsel (JCYC) program, is an innovative peer-based model that will train youth to hear low-level, real-life cases involving their peers to prevent future involvement in the criminal justice system.  Jersey City is the second city in the state to launch a youth court program and joins more than 1,150 youth courts operating in 49 states and the District of Columbia. 

The students, who come from 12 different high schools, have completed 45 hours of classroom training and 15 hours of mock court training, preparing them to serve as judge, jury and advocate for their peers.  Training sessions covered topics such as criminal justice, critical thinking, public speaking, consensus building and decision-making.  Guest speakers included judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, police officers, and social workers. Continue reading Jersey City to Hold Induction Ceremony for 31 High School Students Participating in Jersey City Youth Counsel Justice Program